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Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections

April 3, 2019 by

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by Kimberly Kindy A 3-month-old pig sits in a pen in Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40 percent and replacing them […]

How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

October 8, 2014 by

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by Nicholas Confessore The lunch ladies loved Marshall Matz. For more than 30 years, he worked the halls and back rooms of Washington for the 55,000 dues-paying members of the School Nutrition Association, the men and still mostly women who run America’s school-lunch programs. They weren’t his firm’s biggest clients — that would have been […]

Federal government budgets $50 million dollars to save the Bees

June 23, 2014 by

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In response to the challenges to commercial bee-keeping, the President’s 2015 Budget recommends approximately $50 million across multiple agencies within USDA to: enhance research at USDA and through public-private grants, strengthen pollinator habitat in core areas, double the number of acres in the Conservation Reserve Program that are dedicated to pollinator health, and increase funding […]

Fast-Food Protest Organizers Plan Global Actions

May 15, 2014 by

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According to Boston.com, labor organizers say protesters will turn out in the. U.S. and more than 30 other countries on Thursday in support of higher pay for workers at fast-food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell. The demonstrations build on a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers […]

Food Safety Modernization Act Could Finally Be Implemented With Election Over

November 20, 2012 by

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by Joe Satran, Huffington Post Usually, when President Barack Obama has been criticized for moving too cautiously on a given issue, he’s been able to blame a divided, obstinate Congress for slowing him down. But when it comes to food safety reform, he may not be able to pass the buck quite so easily — […]